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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,351 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,351
Reviews: 1,452
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 185
Gots: 240 | FT: 10
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2002)
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Photo of jemarent
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

jemarent, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of CharlesRiver
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Corked and caged 750ml bottle from Down Town Liquors in Somerville, MA.

Pours a slightly cloudy light yellow color. The head is good size with many different size bubbles. The smell has some hints of citrus and straw. The taste is citrus, then bitter in the middle and then ends on a dry note.

Explosive in the mouth as it wakes up your taste buds. Kind of leaves my tongue tingling. Very nice. Not sure what style of glass I should have used. I went with a chalice.

CharlesRiver, Nov 18, 2003
Photo of halo913
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

halo913, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of DoctorDog
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 750ml bottle into a wine glass.

A- Hazy golden/straw. Pours with 2+ fingers of white head, which fade slowly, leaving ample lacing.

S- Peppery, spicy notes, lemon peel, and Belgian yeast.

T- Lightly spicy/peppery, mild pear/apple fruity sweetness, distinct "Belgian yeast." Nice profile.

M- Crisp with moderately high carbonation. Medium to slightly light feel.

D- Good. Quite easy drinking; solid on all fronts.

Future outlook: Happy to have again, and would like to try with some age on it.

DoctorDog, Jul 26, 2010
Photo of MarioM
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 ml poured into SN Snifter.

A: Beautifully clear dark golden like color with a huge effervescent white creamy head made of tiny bubbles that never stop rising from the bottom of the glass.

S: Great earthyness, hay like, slight citrus but more like lemon grass. Good phenolic character behind everything, smells great and can't wait to drink.

T: Nice fruitiness, slight citrusi and a tad bitter at the end. A great beer with a lot going on but just hard to pin point exactly what that is. I guess that's what makes this style so intreaging. Again though, some lemon grass and good maltiness that comes through fruity like. A very clean yet satisfyingly phenolic and balanced.

M: Great body from the high carbonation. Phenols and bitterness leave a satisfying aftertaste that is very characteristic in Saisons, very delicious and clean example. I guess that's why this is a benchmark beer for this style for many people.

O: A great example, very refreshing on a hot summer day especially after brewing a batch of Saison my self. A perfect beer to have after a hard days work. Definitely would have hit the spot after a hard days work on the farm.

MarioM, Mar 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

warpedrevolution, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of crwills
3.58/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I bought a case of these (24x250mL) bottles, because I thought I remembered really liking it back when I first had it (previously from the large corked bottle). I've been somewhat disappointed. The three I've had so far haven't been bad, per se, but they haven't blown me away.

Anyway, this beer pours a slighly cloudy medium-golden into a small Sinha glass. Huge fluffy head that I have to fight to prevent it from overflowing. Pretty decent looking, in fact. Aroma is restrained, mildly sour, and fruity. Very little of that barnyard flavour I'd been expecting, and more spicy. Mouthfeel is much more light and spritzy than I remembered, and that may be the biggest disappointment. Flavour is peppery, spicy, mildly sour, with a little bit of lemon but none of the funk I want to see in a farmhouse ale. Still, it's fairly refreshing if that's what you're looking for. The aftertaste is a little on the tart side, but fairly clean. I'll definitely get through the case, but might not make it a regular purchase.

crwills, Oct 20, 2007
Photo of fitzy84
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A hazy, burnt orange appearance with a large, fluffy head narrates this beautiful drink. Good retention and sticky lacing on the sides. Very yeasty aromas with hints of floral and honey. Taste is a bit thin, but a palate cleanser indeed. A dry drink with a solid crispness. Overall, a great saison.

fitzy84, May 31, 2009
Photo of homebrewhawk
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375ml corked bottle served in a Duvel glass. Poured a pale gold with a huge white head. Clove and citrus in the aroma with some burnt sugar. Lots of spicy flavors. Light body, spritzy mouthfeel. Dry finish. Yeast seems to add more spice. Very refreshing. Nice beer.

homebrewhawk, Jun 04, 2008
Photo of biggmike
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured an attractive golden color with a nice sumptuous head that dissipated slowly. Nice aroma that complex mix of fruit, spice, and hops. Fruitness is balanced by the hops bitterness. A bit of a dry mouthfeel. Drinkability is high on this one. Good Beer.

biggmike, Jan 13, 2009
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3.45/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml campagne bottle. Green bottle, no freshness date. Uh-oh, this one seems like it's been skunked. Sure enough...this ones pretty far gone. Going to review anyway. My review will be objective...im not going to try to find another bottle and re-review, afterall this is how they decided to package it!

Orange gold with good carbonation.

Some mild fruit hidden behind a musty skunky wave. As my glass airs out, the skunk seems to go away and I can get at some of the nuances. Spicy metallic hops. Pear, lemon pith, cannabis, apples.

Apples, grassy hay, and there's that stale skunk again, bah. Belgian yeast comes to the foreground as it warms up, but it's still got that mouth-frowning skeeze that keeps haunting my palate. I've had saisons before, and this is definitly pretty good skunk-aside.

Good drinkability and mouthfeel in there, if only someone would slap them on the forehead and tell them to add:
1.freshness date
2.darker bottle to prevent uv light damage

SurlyDuff, May 27, 2008
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

davegray, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of jwhancher
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 750 ml bottle to compare my Saison homebrew (still fermenting) to the one that sets the standard.

Pours a hazy golden yellow with massive foam white head. Lacing clings to the glass as the head fades. Spritzy- like carbonation that lends to some great aromas.

Smells of lemon, pear, and white grape. Tastes very similar to the aroma but with a subdued funky barnyard sourness.

Has an excellent mouthfeel. Very light and refreshing. Overall a very great beer; one that lives up to expectations.

jwhancher, Jul 27, 2011
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4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The last time I had this was at the Moan and Dove's Second Anniversary party, free beer all afternoon. Needless to say, I'd had a few that day and maybe perhaps wasn't in the best state of mind to review, so now with this new re-reviewing process I'll give it a second try, this time from a bottle, at home.
Cork says 2004. Pours a light, clear, yellow orange color with a huge lasting head, white as snow. There's a good amount of peppery spice in the nose, as well as some pale malts and herbal hop presence. Taste is really sublte. I might look for a little more pizazz, but this mellow profile suits the beer well. Lots of yeasty bread tastes, as well as the previously mentioned herbal hop spicyness and pepper. A little fruity too, like apples or pears. Light but sturdy mouthfeel. Super refreshing, making for high drinkability. A great beer for the warmer months, and a classic saison.

twelvsies, May 18, 2005
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4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy tawny golden color with some bone white head. Great retention and lacing. Smell is good with some tart and acidic citrus notes. Bready malt and some musty yeastiness as well. Taste follows suit, some citrus notes, with a decent malt backbone to back it up. Creamy and full-bodied, this one is not over-carbonated, like many American versions of the style. Great drinkability, the theme of this one is balance and melding of flavors. A bit reserved, I missed some of the funkiness that others talk about.

LordAdmNelson, Mar 17, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

mythaeus, Yesterday at 05:31 PM
Photo of damienblack
3.48/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Almost Duvelian in appearance, just a little paler. During pour, looks like a sparkling wine, lush carbonation and a frothy, billowey head quickly rising from the barren waste. Tiny particles of sediment the bubbles on their journey to the surface. Color is that of either a pale apple or a dark lemon. Soapy, sticky lacing. Smell is enchanting. Like I have a vinyard growing in my musty attic that's been sealed off for months. Slightly soapy, very musty without being dank, it's a tart and dry mustiness that I associate with a country home out on the farm, where vinting is done. Slightly peppery, more than a little yeasty, overtones of sour apple or pear. Intoxicating.

First thought: Upon the first sip, far more vinegary and soapy than anticipated. As I let it sit some, these flavors seem to mellow into the background a bit. Hints of spices I couldn't begin to name permeate throughout, backed by pale tart vineyard fruit, apple, pear, white grape. It's crisp, dry, light-bodied, all of those aspects full to character. But the aftertaste is where the negative aspects rise to full character. i get a very soapy and overly vinegaric finish, it's making me wonder if I got a bad bottle. I have limited experience with the genre at hand, but I don't think these qualities should be so present. If it weren't for them, it would be a very pleasant slight tartness providing a sour character, and that would make it very palatable. It really gives a hit to taste and drinkability, so I won't deduct them that low until I know what's up. will revise these scores if necessary after trying this beer again at a later date, to give it a more fair shake.

damienblack, Jan 31, 2009
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4.72/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into an over-sized red wine glass. Saison Dupont produces a thick white head over a golden honey body. Mostly clear with lots of small bubbles racing upwards to sustain the thick head.

The aroma is that of a well produced Belgian. Yeasty, malty, with some spice reminiscent of corriander. A little nutty.

The first sip is a mixture of creamy white head, smooth malts and just a bit of spice. After another sip I can tell that this is perfection. The malt profile is at first sweet, but refined. Never overwhelming in its sweetness. Boardering more on a bready, somewhat nutty profile. Corriander, but lightly added and a few squeezes of citrus, make the flavor full yet extremely refreshing.

Mouthfeel is super smooth. The creamy head stays constant and mixes with every sip, creating an excellent body.

Drinkability is through the roof and at 6.5%, you could drink quite a bit of this. So enjoyable to drink.

In short, this is the quintessential Saison / Farmhouse ale. The best I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. Saison Dupont's strength is in the perfect balance of its flavor profile. Delicious and refreshing. Simply a classic.

sisuspeed, Jan 04, 2010
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

heerboth, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of megahurts4
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Vieille Provision Saison Dupont - Belgian Farmhouse Ale

Served at 54 degrees Fahrenheit

Appearance: Light yellow-orange, huge head with lacing.

Smell: Citrus fruits, yeast, coriander.

Taste: Yeast, slight grapefruit, spices.

Mouthfeel: Medium.

Bottom line:
Being my first Saison, I wasn't too sure what to expect. It tasted more like a yeasty wheat beer.

However, it was smooth, dry, and nicely crafted. Unfiltered and bottle conditioned.

megahurts4, Oct 08, 2010
Photo of horshack7
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: The head is two fingers in height that rises slightly above the top of the glass that is a very bright white. Beneath that is a rather cloudy brassy and golden color.

Aroma: Clove,orange peel, coriander, yeasty, faint pear notes, apple.

Taste: Crsip mouthfeel with a floral hop bite and light citrus notes. Spice, cinnamon, clove, golden raisins, coriander and some minor pear and finishes crisp and dry.

Notes: A top notch Saison very sessionable. Cheers.

horshack7, Oct 26, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 corked and caged bottle served in a snifter.

pours a slightly cloudy golden-yellow tone yielding a massive (3" at least) creamy white head. excellent retention and lacing in abundance. great looking saison.

relatively fragrant nose opens with a waft of skunk, but as others have noted, this seems to dissipate quickly, paving the way for notes of citrus, apple, belgian yeast and some floral/grassy characters in the background.

more of the same in the taste. green apples, citrus, the yeast and floral presence. a touch of spice/pepper. nothing transcendent, but a very nice flavor profile nonetheless.

crisp, medium-light mouthfeel with lively carbonation.

overall, a flavorful, crisp, and refreshing beer. a great summer brew.

perrymarcus, May 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

 

33 cl bottle poured into my karmeliet glass

A-Glowing golden brew, hazy. Topped with a healthy bright off-white head, slowly receded with thick lacing.

S-Spicy coriander and clove, semi-sweet matliness with a huge fruity presence.

T-Bready, biscuity maltiness forms a base for slight spicy characters, black peppery and with an herbal bitterness. Earthy, subtle fruity characters. Finishes fruity and spicy, pretty dry.

M-High carabonation makes this brew surprisingly refreshing, with a moderate, springy body.

D- very tasty brew

beerpirates, Jul 27, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev -34.2%

heytomcat, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of khiasmus
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A- light orange with cream colored head, cloudy with a little lace.

S- floral. almost nothing but perfume, a mixed bouquet of lavender, lilac, yeast, citrus, alcohol and honey. wonderful and complex. after the glass is empty, it smelled like wheat grain.

T- suprisingly bitter. only a hint of malt, but mostly grapefruit, yeast. white bread, alcohol, lemon, and some piney hops. very long and sour in the finish. leaves a bitter citrus and a slightly tinny taste behind.

M- medium thin, with medium carbonation. lingering astringency in the finish.

D- average. too strong, bitter and sour to merit a higher score.

Judging by other reviews, this beer must be better from a bottle!

khiasmus, May 03, 2007
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,351 ratings.